Facial Oils - Myths and truths about putting oils on your face February 26, 2019 15:00
We've all heard it before, oil will make you break out.
Well, if that was the case, we'd all be a hot mess. There is an oil gland aka sebaceous gland, attached to every hair follicle on your body. This bad boy is in charge of keeping your skin hydrated and protected. When we strip the skin of it's natural moisture by over cleansing, it reminds the body to over produce. Leaving us in a viscous cycle of dry yet oily skin.
This is where a facial oil comes into play! By hydrating with oils that are nutrient dense and as close to your natural sebum production as possible, your body chills out on the rush to replace the lost lubrication.
The main cause of break outs is bacteria and clogged pores from dried sebum, not oil as we have been lead to believe. Oil is deeply hydrating and rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Oils contain free radical fighting power with the help of antioxidants and help guide essential oils into the pores for a wealth of benefits.
Lotions and over the counter creams can be full of toxic preservatives, fragrance, fillers and toxic chemicals. By choosing an organic and unrefined oil, you are removing the concern of carcinogens and cancer causing elements.
Do your research and read labels. Here's a list of top 4 best oils for your skin:
JOJOBA - This oil is natures nectar. It is the best oil to mimic the natural sebum that our body produces. It is light an easily absorbed, and helps the body to feel quenched therefore allowing it to naturally produce less oil.
GRAPESEED- Naturally rich in linoleic acid and antioxidants, this oil easily absorbed and is an exceptional carrier for essential oils. It will help draw them further into the skin and help to balance acne prone skin.
ROSEHIP - A dry oil, rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C. It increases collagen and regenerates cell production by penetrating to the deepest layers of the skin. It is known to help break down scar tissue and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles because of it's high amounts of retinoic acid.
AVOCADO - Rich in vitamin E, potassium, beta carotene, lecithin, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are easily absorbed into the deepest layers of the skin. Promotes collagen and new connective tissue regeneration. Reduces signs of aging and helps to heal the skin at the deepest layer.
Is it really that easy to create the glowing skin of your dreams? It sure can be if you can lose the fear that oil is the problem we have been made to believe it is.